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Virtual Baking Class: Sweet Rolls & Breads

Experience the spirit of the Great British Bake-Off without the pressure! We'll use challenges and recipes from the beloved television series to help spark your creativity, expand your knowledge of sweet rolls and breads, and craft your own signature recipe. Practice baking between classes. Learn more about the class and sign up here.  Two sessions of "Great British Baking Class: Sweet Rolls & Breads" will be offered through Portland Community College beginning in January. Registration opens for Winter Term at 5am on Wednesday, November 18. Sign up early because classes fill fast. Ready, set, bake!

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Halloween Goodie Bags (1-5 Years)

If you're looking for creative ways to celebrate Halloween with your toddler or pre-schooler, fill up a spooky goody bag. In a snap, you and your little one(s) can soak in the holiday vibes (without a bunch of candy!).

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BSC: Lasting Impact of a Book

It was tattered, yellowing, and the back cover had been ripped off. I duct-taped a piece of cardboard to the back to prolong its life, and I scrawled "The Babysitters Club" in block letters to make it "more official." This was my very first copy of a Babysitters Club (BSC) book, #1 Kristy's Great Idea. Just like many other items and most of my clothes, it had been handed down to me from my older sisters. 

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Virtual Azores Trek

I am challenging myself to virtually walk to Altares, Terceira, my mom's birthplace. That's 4,604 miles across the United States and over the Atlantic Ocean. <<image from Google Maps>>   I've plotted my trip by land, and I've done some calculations, including how long it might take me to step my way to Terceira. I hope to consistently be in the 10,000-15,000 daily step range.  Avg Steps/Day Years to Reach Altares 10,000 3.15 15,000 2.10 20,000 1.58   The virtual trek challenge has definitely been born out of this unprecedented time. Therefore, I'm going to start counting my steps when I began working remotely due to CV-19. I've worn a FitBit for years, so I have the data (I've been averaging...

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